Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2021-04-30 17:05:16 –
Madison, Wisconsin (AP) — The Wisconsin State Capitol has been closed to the public since late March 2020 due to the coronavirus epidemic, but will resume on Monday, announced by Governor Tony Evers’ administration on Friday.
Business hours are limited from 8 am to 4:30 pm and are only on weekdays. Before the pandemic, the building remained open until 6 pm on weekdays and was open on weekends.
There are no public tours of the Houses of Parliament, but the tour desk will be staffed to provide information to visitors. Only one entrance to the building is open to the public.
State Capitol staff, including Evers, state legislators, and people working in the Supreme Court, have been working outside the building for months. The Legislature also holds public hearings and floor sessions.
The state building surrounding the Capitol remains closed, but Evers says he is aiming for many return to work this summer. Republicans have pushed Evers to move faster to open offices.
As of Friday, more than 43% of Wisconsin people had been vaccinated with at least one COVID-19 vaccine, and nearly 34% were fully vaccinated, according to the State Department.